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Question About Older IFE Systems

Sat May 18, 2019 6:17 am

I remember around 2005 I was on a Delta 737-800 from DCA-ATL that had the drop-down LCD screens every few rows. As we got closer to ATL the screens scrolled through a list of gate assignments for passengers who were connecting to another flight in ATL. How was that information uploaded into the IFE system?
 
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Re: Question About Older IFE Systems

Sat May 18, 2019 6:38 am

I would assume via ACARS, that is how our systems do it. We have ACARS to the cockpit, and ACARS to the IFE station which the cabin manager can use to send messages to the ground, and messages from the ground can be sent to the cabin manager. I assume a routing header on the message would automatically parse arrival gate messages to the IFE.
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Re: Question About Older IFE Systems

Mon May 27, 2019 8:39 pm

Why don't they do that anymore?
 
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Re: Question About Older IFE Systems

Tue May 28, 2019 10:09 am

blacksoviet wrote:
Why don't they do that anymore?


Because most IFE systems now include wifi over satellite, which has much higher bandwidth.

Some newer systems have the ability to display any rebooking/cancellation on the related passengers seat automatically. Otherwise there's also the use of tablets by cabin crew which are updated on takeoff and landing with all passenger info such as frequent flyer status and special meals.
 
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Re: Question About Older IFE Systems

Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:35 pm

unimproved wrote:
Because most IFE systems now include wifi over satellite, which has much higher bandwidth.

Thus not allowing room to include connecting flight info? Do you know of any DL domestic aircraft that still have those drop-down LCD screens the OP mentions?
 
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Re: Question About Older IFE Systems

Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:53 am

AlnessW wrote:
unimproved wrote:
Because most IFE systems now include wifi over satellite, which has much higher bandwidth.

Thus not allowing room to include connecting flight info? Do you know of any DL domestic aircraft that still have those drop-down LCD screens the OP mentions?

Cost savings with Delta.

Most EU airlines still have the drop down screens with flight info. On long range A/C it's usually built into the seat IFE.

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